|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Angel name |
|Germanic||This possibly Irmin, found in The Hildebrandslied, strangely the poem shows Christian influence|
|Gnostic Christian||The Prime parent ruling the seven heavens of chaos in gnostic mythology|
|Gnostic Christian||A primordial being|
|With the costs of higher education at an all-time high, the American Dream of
a college education can seem like just that — a dream.
However the reality is that there are lots of things a prospective student can do to help offset the high costs of higher education.
If you’re trying to figure out how to go to college for free, we have some advice that might help you on your way.
We’ve covered a wide range of options from how to get free tuition through a grant to various service opportunities.
Take a look at these and other ways you might be able to score a free college education.
"Pistis/ Pistis Sophia"
|Gnostic Christian||The primordial female force|
|Deity name |
|Gnostic Christian||Primordial deity. One of the androgynous principles born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, ruling the seven heavens of chaos in gnostic mythology....|
|Gnostic Christian||Primordial being. The first of the androgynous principles born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, ruling the seven heavens of chaos in gnostic mythology....|
|Gnostic Christian||Primordial being. The second of the androgynous principles born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, ruling the seven heavens of chaos in Gnostic mythology....|
|Deity name |
|Gnostic Christian||Primordial deity. One of the androgynous elements born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, and ruler of the seven heavens of chaos in Gnostic mythology....|
|Gnostic Christian||Primordial being. The feminine aspect of one of the androgynous principles born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, and ruling the seven heavens of chaos in Gnostic cosmogony. Also described in other Gnostic tracts as Protennoia, the voice of the thought, and alternatively the voice of LOGOS (logic), who descends to earth in human form and plays a part in the primordial salvation of the world....|
|God name |
|Gnostic Christian||Creator god. The blind god.See also YALDABAOTH....|
|God name |
|Gnostic Christian||Creator God. The so-called prime parent of Gnostic cosmogony, engendered by PISTIS SOPHIA out of the nothingness of chaos, provided with form and given charge over the substance of the cosmos. Yaldabaoth is, at first, unaware of the existence of Pistis Sophia and, by his own powers, engenders seven androgynous beings, placing them in seven heavens. He decrees himself alone and allpowerful, whereupon Pistis Sophia names him SAMAEL (blind god). Of his offspring, the most significant is SABAOTH, who stands against his father and on the side of Pistis Sophia. When she eventually reveals herself to Yaldabaoth as pure radiant light, he is humbled....|
|Gnostic Christian / Nassene||Primordial creator being. Recognized locally in Phrygia [northwestern Turkey] as an androgynous force in the cosmos....|
|Spirit name |
|Gnostic / Christian||A governing spirit of Aquarius. Gnostic / Christian|
|God name |
|Gnosticn Christian||The word coming from the mind of their god|
|Angel name |
|Greek||A sect of Gnostics. Their first immortal son they called Barbeloth, omniscient, eternal, and incorruptible. He engendered light by the instrumentality of Christ, author of Wisdom. From Wisdom sprang Autogenes, and from Autogenes, Adam (male and female), and from Adam, matter. The first angel created was the Holy ghost, from whom sprang the first prince, named Protarchontes, who married Arrogance, whose offspring was Sin. Burnt by the Christians|
|Monster name |
|Greek||Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek|
|Greek||A conductor of souls; applied to Charon, Apollo, and especially to Hermes, who was the conductor of souls to Hades or the underworld and back again, an office åśśigned by Christians to Jesus Christ after his resurrection. Greek|
|Deities name |
|Greek||Primordial spirit of reason. A concept pro moted by the Stoics, who perceived Logos as the mind of JUPITER, but more generally recognized as the Divine essence from which all deities arise. Philo of Alexandria apportioned human charac teristics to Logos. The Gnostic Christian, Valenti nus, identified Logos as the word coming from the mind of the father. The Christian father Clement of Alexandria claimed it to be the first principle of the universe, while Origen perceived it as the prin ciple embodied in the flesh by Jesus Christ....|
|Goddess name |
|Greek / Gnostic Christian||Goddess of life. The daughter of PISTIS SOPHIA who, according to Gnostic mythology, became the consort of SABAOTH to create the angels, Israel and Jesus Christ....|
|Greek / Gnostic Christian||The primordial female force of the cosmos|
8 ways to attend college for free
1. Grants and scholarshipsFinancial aid — the traditional way of eliminating college costs — is still available. To increase the odds of landing grants and scholarships, Doug Hewitt, co-author of “Free College Resource Book,” advises students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and then focus on local prizes.
“There are more scholarships you’ll qualify for in your home state than nationally,” says Hewitt. “Look at local organizations and talk to your high school (guidance) counselor.”
And remember to start your search early. You won’t be the only person wondering how to go to college for free and scholarships can be limited to a first come, first served basis. You should also keep in mind that you don’t need to wait for your senior year to start hunting for scholarships. There are grants and awards available at all high school grade levels.
2. Give service to your countryThe U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Military (West Point), Merchant Marine and Naval academies offer free college opportunities to students who serve after college, but cash is also available through ROTC programs closer to home.
Service requirements for ROTC programs vary, but all require students to complete military training on campus and commit to up to 12 years, depending on the branch of service. Students leave with training, a guaranteed job and opportunities for more free education.
AmeriCorps, a national service organization that offers education awards in exchange for community work, provides an award of up to $5,730 for each full year of service. Maximum years of service vary among AmeriCorps programs. Members also receive a living stipend while serving in the program.
3. Work for the schoolSchools charge students tuition, but their employees often can get a free education. “This is a great option, especially for older students with job experience,” says Reyna Gobel, author of “CliffsNotes Graduation Debt.” “If you’re 18, you might not qualify for a job that provides (tuition) benefits.”
Schools typically provide benefits for full-time workers and sometimes require a certain level of experience, Gobel says. Future students can find out about their school’s policy by calling the admissions office.
4. Waive your costsSome students can get a free pass based on academic performance or other factors.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children in St. Paul, Minnesota, reports that Connecticut, Kentucky, Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and Maryland offer waivers at certain public schools for adopted and foster care children.
Other schools offer waivers for Native American students, senior citizens and dislocated workers. To find out what your school offers, call the financial aid office.
5. Become an apprenticeAn apprenticeship is another solid option when you’re determining how to get free tuition. They can also open you up to job opportunities post-college.
Overall, your average apprenticeship program will take 1-6 years. You will probably be required to put in that time along with at least 2,000 hours of field work annually. The good news is that there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, which can give you more options.
In exchange, the sponsoring employer pays for college or technical training and provides a salary. A list of available programs is available at the ApprenticeshipUSA website.
6. Have your employer pick up the costsAnother way you might receive a free college education is through your employer. Often given in the form of an employee reimbursement, there are plenty of employers that can help curb the cost of higher education.
7. Be in demandAnother great way to find out how to go to college for free is to determine if your field of study is “high-needs.” Will your studies result in a career that’s high in demand? Ask yourself this before you even enroll if you’re trying to cut the cost of college.
Generally, schools will offer incentives to anyone focusing their studies on math, science, nursing, teaching, and social work. There are also additional opportunities available through organizations like Teach for America, the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program and the National Institutes of Health.
The nursing program at the University of Portland in Oregon has offered scholarships covering approximately 80% of the final 2 years of undergraduate study, if students sign a 3-year employment contract with the local health system, Fabriquer says. “There are similar programs in (high-needs) fields across the country,” he adds.